“We Have The Mecca And Medina Of Sikhs”: Imran Khan Refers To Kartarpur – NDTV Information

“We Have The Mecca And Medina Of Sikhs”: Imran Khan Refers To Kartarpur – NDTV Information

In November, Imran Khan laid the muse stone for the Kartarpur hall.


Pakistan has the Mecca and Medina of the Sikhs and the nation is opening up these websites for the minority group, Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated.

Mr Khan in November final yr laid the muse stone for the hall linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur – the ultimate resting place of Guru Nanak Dev – to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district to facilitate visa-free motion of Indian Sikh pilgrims.

The Pakistan prime minister was within the UAE on a day-long journey to participate within the seventh version of the World Authorities Summit on the invitation of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.

“Now we have the Mecca and Medina of the Sikhs… and we’re simply opening up these websites for Sikhs,” Mr Khan stated Sunday.

Mecca and Medina are the 2 holiest websites in Islam.

“Now we have opened our visa regime. For the primary time in Pakistan, now we have 70 international locations from the place individuals can come and get visas on the airport,” the prime minister stated.

Mr Khan stated Pakistan has the perfect vacationer potential though in the meanwhile it hardly has any tourism.

“Half the world”s highest peaks are in Pakistan,” he stated, including that the nation has 1,000 kilometers of shoreline.

Mr Khan additionally stated that Pakistan has the oldest historic monuments, in all probability as previous as wherever on this planet. “Now we have Indus Valley Civilisation, which is 5,000 years previous. Now we have Peshawar, the oldest residing metropolis on this planet, 2,500 years previous. Lahore and Multan are historic cities.

“Now we have the Gandhara civilisation, which was the cradle of Buddhist civilisation, within the north of Islamabad. The most important sleeping Buddha, 40 toes, is in Haripur. Now we have among the biggest and highest variety of Sufi shrines throughout Pakistan,” he stated.

Mr Khan stated they’re opening up the nation for tourism.

Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan is positioned throughout the river Ravi, about 4 kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine. It was established by the Sikh Guru in 1522. The primary Gurdwara, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, was constructed right here, the place Guru Nanak is claimed to have died.

The Kartarpur Hall, which can facilitate the visa-free journey of Indian Sikh pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, is predicted to be accomplished quickly.

Hundreds of Sikh devotees from India go to Pakistan yearly to rejoice the delivery anniversary of Guru Nanak.

India had proposed the hall to Pakistan round 20 years again.